Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Jazz Half Marathon?

The Jazz Half Marathon is a USA Track & Field Certified half marathon course. Specifically, it measures 13.10938 miles.

Do you have an elevation map of the course?

No. The course, like most of New Orleans, is flat and approximately at sea level. No hill training required!

Can I wear my iPod or headphones in the race?

Wearing ear buds or headphones can distract your attention from what is going on around you and make it hard for you to hear announcements or instructions from race officials and law enforcement personnel on the course, not to mention your fellow participants. Out of concern for your safety on the course and the experiences of the other participants we strongly suggest that you leave your personal music devices at home or in your gear check bag.

Is it okay to push a stroller/walk or run with my pet/wear roller blades or skates on the course?

Jogging strollers are allowed. No pets, roller blades or skates will be allowed on the course. There will be too many people around you to allow mechanical devices or your leashed four-legged friends on the course. The safety of all participants is our primary concern.

What is the course time limit for the Jazz Half Marathon?

4 hours

Where can I pick up my race packet?

You will have two opportunities to pick up your race packet.
Friday, October 25, 2019
11am - 7pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 (RACE DAY)
5am - 7am

Pick up Location:
Renaissance Arts Hotel
Patrons Ballroom, First Floor
700 Tchoupitoulas Street | New Orleans, LA 70130

It is a short walk from Packet Pick Up to the start of the race. See map below for directions.

Where can I Park?

Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free by using Spot Hero. CLICK HERE for more information.

Is there a Military Discount for the Jazz Half Marathon & 5k?

Yes, we are proud to support our military men and women by offering a discounted rate for registration to the Half Marathon for all active duty and active reserve members. Please use the 'Contact Us' link to inquire about the Military discount.

How do I register to Run for Free and set up my own fundraiser for the strong, brave patients at Children's Hospital?

Once you register for the Jazz Half Marathon & 5K here, you can set up a Team or an Individual Pledge Page on the Race Roster website. You can invite family and friends to donate to your page.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes, as long as they have a copy or picture of your driver's license and the ticket that was attached to your confirmation email.

If I am unable to participate in the race, can I get my registration fee refunded?

Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds, transfer registrations or defer your registration to the following year.

How many water stations will be on the course?

On the Half Marathon and 5K courses there will be water stations approximately every 1.5 miles.

Will there be restroom facilities?

There will be plenty of restroom facilities at Lafayette Square. On the Half Marathon and 5K courses there will be portable facilities at every water station.